Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena’s Closet Picks

Inside Criterion / Closet Picks — Jul 17, 2017

Actor Aubrey Plaza and writer-director Jeff Baena make a formidable pair in the world of American comedy filmmaking. Known for her charmingly deadpan style and dry sense of humor, Plaza is beloved for her role as April Ludgate on the TV show Parks and Recreation and for stellar performances in indie favorites such as Safety Not Guaranteed, while Baena’s three whip-smart feature films, all of which star Plaza, have established him as an exciting figure on the independent-film scene. While in town for the theatrical premiere of their latest collaboration, a modern spin on the Decameron called The Little Hours, in which Plaza plays a sexually frustrated nun, the couple stopped by for a visit to our closet. Get a taste of their dry banter and cinephilic passions in the video above, which shows them snatching up everything from Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve to Todd Haynes’s Safe.